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PBKS vs KKR Dream11 IPL Today Match Prediction 26 April [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]

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PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021: The world’s largest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is all set to host its first Indian Premier League (IPL) game this season as the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 26. Punjab Kings are coming into this game after a brilliant over defending champions Mumbai Indians in their last game while Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost 4 games in a row. In the 27 matches played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders are quite ahead with 18 wins while Punjab have emerged victorious on 9 occasions. However, it will now be really important for both Punjab and KKR to do well on a consistent basis in this crucial middle phase of the tournament.


PBKS vs KKR Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Competition: VIVO IPL

Date: 26 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Team Form Guide:
PBKS (recent last): W L L L W
KKR (recent last): L L L L W

Brief score of the last result at the venue: India 224/2 defeated England 188/8 by 36 runs in the 5th T20I match.

Pitch Report: This will be the first match of the season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and the conditions here are expected to go in favour of the batsmen. The pacers and the spinners will also get some amount of assistance with their slower deliveries. The dew factor will come into play in the second innings.

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PBKS vs KKR Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Punjab Kings camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • Jhye Richardson is likely to come in for Fabian Allen.
  • KL Rahul will lead the team and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the batting.
  • Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda will bat in the middle-order.
  • Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson and Arshdeep Singh will be their key bowlers.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Chris Gayle
Nicholas Pooran
Deepak Hooda
Shahrukh Khan
Moises Henriques
Jhye Richardson
Mohammed Shami
Ravi Bishnoi
Arshdeep Singh


KKR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • They are likely to go unchanged.
  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will be the openers.
  • Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will form part of the middle-order.
  • Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will be their crucial bowlers.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Rahul Tripathi
Eoin Morgan
Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik
Sunil Narine
Pat Cummins
Shivam Mavi
Varun Chakravarthy
Prasidh Krishna


Who will win today match

The Punjab Kings will once again depend on the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran to deliver in the batting department. Shami, Richardson, Arshdeep and Ravi Bishnoi will be their key bowlers. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders will want that their batsmen, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik play with responsibility while Cummins, Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna and Andre Russell will be their main bowlers. The Punjab Kings will remain the favourites as they won their last match. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Punjab Kings to win this match.

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PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction

Grand League Team 1

We are picking KL Rahul as the Captain of this team due to his brilliant performance in the tournament so far having scored 221 runs in 5 matches.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul (C)
BATSMEN: Chris Gayle, Nitish Rana, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Deepak Hooda
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna

Grand League Team 2

We are picking Chris Gayle as the Captain in this team because of his stunning record against KKR having smashed 5 fifties and 1 hundred.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Chris Gayle (C), Nitish Rana (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi

Grand League Team 3

We are making Nitish Rana as the Captain of this team as he has already scored two remarkable half-centuries in this tournament.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul (VC)
BATSMEN: Chris Gayle, Nitish Rana (C), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Deepak Hooda
BOWLERS: Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

Grand League Team 4

We are picking Andre Russell as the Captain of this team as he smashed a wonderful fifty against CSK and also took a five-wicket haul against MI.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Deepak Hooda, Andre Russell (C)
BOWLERS: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Pat Cummins

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